DPBH Mobile App Connectd for Schools Recognized at ACM UbiComp 2022 workshop

A recent paper on Connectd for Schools received the award for Best Paper at the 7th International Workshop on “Mental Health and Well-being: Sensing and Intervention”, an adjunct workshop to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UbiComp) 2022. The paper titled “Sensing school community needs: a co-designed, personalized mental health app for high school students, parents, and staff” highlighted the urgent need to scale proven approaches towards the mental health care of students in under-resourced, urban public school districts. Connectd for Schools uses an interactive platform to provide personalized resources to students and parents that can be customized by each school and district to meet their communities unique needs. 

Read the full paper at https://ubicomp-mental-health.github.io/papers/2022/Barish-school.pdf

EMPWR Clinical Director Dr. Liz Ollen on supporting LGBTQ youth as they head back to school

In a recent UCLA Blog post, Nupur Agrawal, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA and Liz Ollen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of the EMPWR Program at UCLA, provide tips and resources for families and caregivers helping teens navigate the changes.

Read the full post at https://connect.uclahealth.org/2022/09/08/lgbtq-youth-back-to-school/.